Arts and crafts for kids are fun for children and the young-at-heart! These art & craft activities cover a wide range of subjects for young artists, future artisanal book makers, potential puppeteers, and more. These aren’t just arts and crafts for kids; they’re fun for the whole family too!Try some of these activities with your children, and have fun with crafts for kids to make.Celebrate the arrival of cool breezes and earlier sunsets by making some pumpkins. This 3-D paper pumpkin is the perfect adornment for any fall table. Your child will love making a variety of these colorful pumpkins to decorate for any and all fall festivities.
Strips of cut construction paper, (8.5″ x 1/2″ or 1″)
2 brads, or a mini stapler
Green construction paper
Be ready to do:
1. Have your child lay out two strips of paper in an “X” pattern, overlapping them exactly at the center point.
2. Have her continue making additional “X” shapes with paper strips until she forms a starburst pattern.
3. Carefully poke a brad through the center of all of the strips of paper and splay it out to secure the strips in place, or staple the strips in place at the center.
4. She can now lift the strips up to create a pumpkin-like shape. Make sure the strips are saggy and bulgy in the center and all of the tops of the strips meet at the top.
5. Secure the top of the strips with either another brad, or a staple.
6. Cut off any additional paper that may be hanging off the top edge.
7. Have her take another strip of paper and cut it in half.
8. Staple, or glue it to the top of the pumpkin shape, from under the area where all of the paper is layered.
9. Have her pull the paper up and curl it into a straw shape with her fingers to create a pumpkin stem. Glue this long tube shape in place.
10. Draw and cut out two leaves from the green construction paper and glue them on either side of the stem. Let dry.
11. Set your paper pumpkin on a table, or attach it to a string and hang it from a tree or window.